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Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

Between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities and has as its objective the smooth transfer of students.  The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student; for example:

  • Assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy)
  • Enables NC community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the university of NC to transfer with junior status.

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

  • The Associate in Arts (A10100) (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.

  • The Associate in Science (A10400) (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.

For students who began classes in Fall 2014 or later:

2014 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA)

Transfer Course List

For students who began classes prior to Fall 2014:

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (Prior to 2014)

Transfer Course List (Prior to 2014)

NC Public College and Universities that participate in the CAA

Appalachian State University
East Carolina University
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University
UNC Asheville
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Charlotte
UNC Greensboro
UNC Pembroke
UNC Wilmington
UNC School of the Arts
Western Carolina University
Winston-Salem State University

 

Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA)

The Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) is intended to provide smooth transfer for community college students who wish to continue their education at an NCICU Signatory Institution.  The ultimate goal of this agreement is the seamless articulation from the community college to the NCICU institution with minimal loss of credit or repetition of work. 

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

  • The Associate in Arts (A10100) (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.

  • The Associate in Science (A10400) (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.

Transfer Course List

The Transfer Course List contains a list of courses accepted for transfer between the NC Community College System and the Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.  For current information on course offerings, please contact the individual community college.

NC Private Colleges and Universities that participate in the ICAA

Barton College
Belmont Abbey College
Bennett College
Brevard College*
Campbell University
Chowan University
Gardner-Webb University*
Greensboro College*
Guilford College
Lees-McRae College
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Livingstone College
Mars Hill University
Meredith College
Methodist University
Montreat College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Pfeiffer University
Salem College
Shaw University
St. Andrews University
University of Mount Olive
William Peace University
Wingate University*
 
* indicates colleges and universities that signed the ICAA in November 2015. Their participation will be effective beginning with the 2016-17 academic year.